When it comes to choosing the right hotel, location matters. The ultra-modern and yet often charmingly old-fashioned global microcosm of Singapore offers you a wide variety of hotels to choose from based on where you want to stay. Here’s a glimpse into the top neighbourhoods in Singapore for hotels.
This was where Singapore started out as a port city. Hotels here include luxurious five-star and executive boutique affairs. The area is dotted with colonial buildings and old pastel-coloured shop-houses interspersed with ultra-modern architecture. Locales like the Boat Quay, Robertson Quay and Clarke Quay add to the tourist-attraction value. Many modern hotels populate the area among which the Fullerton Hotel is definitely worthy of mention.
The ultimate shopping destination that could satiate any shopaholic, Orchard Road is an absolute favourite of many. The hotels here are in keeping with the contemporary tone of the place. There are many luxury hotels here along with a variety of dining options.
One of the most happening places around Singapore, Sentosa is a hit with the local and the tourists alike. The Bay Business Hotel Singapore is located at the entrance to Sentosa and is very close to VivoCity, the largest mall around. This is a great area to enjoy the shopping and dining experience that Singapore is famed for.
Marina bay, the mouth of the Singapore river, is home to the gigantic Esplanade Concert Hall and quite a few high-end hotels. The Stamford, one of the tallest hotels in the world is located here and offers beautiful panoramic views.
Chinatown, Little India & Arab Street
Walking down Trengganu Street, Pagoda Street, Serangoon Road and Arab Street takes you across China, India and the Middle-east. Chinatown is a great place for low-budget hotels. Even old shop-houses have been restored and modified into hostels and guest houses. All these areas offer low-cost boarding and lodging options while allowing you to enjoy the best of the respective cultures. Little India and Arab Street are on either side of the Rochor canal and both sides offer unique places to eat at or to shop in.
For any discerning tourist, the decision of where to put up at is a tough one. Whether you are looking for a quiet rustic getaway, chic cosmopolitan grandeur, complete flamboyant pampering, futuristic delights or a journey back in time, in Singapore, you are sure to be spoilt for choice.